Where I See Myself Five Years From Now

Where I See Myself Five Years From Now

Summer Lotus
4 min readFeb 11, 2021

Important thing to muse about

By Rosalind Ho

It seems a little scary. In five years time, I will be sixty-eight years old. I don’t feel an iota of sixty-three in me now. I am not jaded nor resigned nor dull. I attribute that to my curious nature and the zest for continuous learning.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, I doubled down on my efforts to learn and get things done. I put into fruition my company website, started an e-commerce website that would need sprucing up further (at least I got started) and started to develop an interest in reading and writing.

Those decisions had helped me a lot. First, I felt a new and fresh surge of fresh air in my life. Then I felt very encouraged that I did my own website which may not be very commercial like those done by professionals but it is interactive, functional and informative. I never thought I could do it in the first place. I constantly updated it with current dental health posts. I have also managed to get good rankings from my appreciative patients.

The e-commerce site has become functional now but lacks the marketing that it deserves. Otherwise, I think I have a product that is an improvement on existing ones. Pet bandanas are a dime a dozen, I have added gems to make them more fashionable. I felt more creativity in me these days.

Reading and writing are the best things that I have embarked on though I started on these as late as Dec 2019. I choose to read good stuff by writers who improve my mind and I do that by following those who have a huge following. I am really impressed by how some authors are so innovative, generous and encouraging with their ideas.

Writing totally changed me. I would pick out a good point or two from each article and put it to work. By writing, I have also become more self-analytical and bent on improving myself as I grow older. I never knew philosophy for example is such helpful tool to use as one meets myriad challenges in life.

So, what have I become so far? I think I have become more mindful and relaxed about life. Some things will just frays me out like yesterday when I thought that I lost the handphone in the restaurant. Because of reading, I reminded…

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Summer Lotus

Translated from my Chinese name. Interested in life, curious about everything. Challenge seeker, die-hard enthusiast, dental surgeon, ardent Toastmaster.